Places You Should Visit On The World Tourism Day

| September 27 , 2017 , 13:01 IST

Today is the 27th of September, which means that today the world will celebrate the World Tourism Day.
World Tourism Day (WTD) is held annually on 27 September.

The World Tourism Day's purpose is to spread awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching their goals.

So to celebrate this day we decided to tell you about top 5 unexplored places in India that you should definitely visit.

1.Ananthapura Lake Temple - Ananthapura Lake Temple is a Hindu temple built in the middle of a lake in the little village of Ananthapura, Kasaragod District of Kerala.

One can only reach this place of worship through a bridge which dates back to the 9th century.

Main Attraction:

The Main attraction of this temple is vegetarian crocodiles, one of them is named Babiya, this reptile is said to be the guardian of the Ananthapura Lake Temple for over 150 years now.

2. Mawlynnong Village- Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. It is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction.

Main Attraction:

It is known as the “Cleanest village in Asia” it is also called ‘God’s Own Garden’.

The community over here has made an honest attempt to maintain this beautiful place.

3. Dras - Dras is a town in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is often called 'The Gateway to Ladakh'.

Main Attraction:

It is the second coldest inhabited place in the world, the temperature here goes as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius, covering the region with a blanket of snow.

4. Gondal -Gondal is a city and a municipality in the Rajkot district of the Indian state of Gujarat.

This state was one of the eight first-class princely states of Kathiawar Agency, Bombay Presidency in British India.

Main Attraction:

This city is known for its collection of vintage cars, so do not be surprised if you spot Vintage Ford and Buick taxis on your way from Rajkot to this place.

The ruling family of Gondal were known to be huge car enthusiasts and their vast collection of automobiles is on display in the museum located in the palace premises.


5. Lepakshi temple

Lepakshi temple in the Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Main attraction:

The ancient Lepakshi Temple of stone was built in the 16th century.

The temple stands strong supported by 70 pillars and is popularly known for its one hanging pillar or column, this pillar is looked upon as a tribute to the mastermind builders who built temples during that era.